Update: It has now been confirmed by Gearbox (opens in new tab) that the game will launch on 3 May in the US and 6 May worldwide.
Duke Nukem Forever, which has spent over a decade languishing in video game development limbo, is now up for pre-sale on several UK retailer websites.
Since the project was revived by games developer Gearbox, there have been real signs of progress and it appears that the game is soon to become a reality. Having been showcased at the Penny Arcade Expo and trailers unveiled (opens in new tab), the finish line now seems to be in sight for “The Duke’s” latest outing.
Duke Nukem Forever was originally announced back in 1997, during the game series’ heyday. Since then it has been hit with delays and has been passed between various development teams and game engines.
As yet there are few product details and no game trailers are available on the pre-order pages of retailer websites, so for now fans of the series shouldn’t get too excited about this development just yet. After enduring 13 years of broken promises, it isn’t possible to “always bet on the Duke”.
There is currently no official release date, although some retailer sites claim that the game will arrive in the UK in April, whilst Amazon.com (opens in new tab) states that it will be released on 3 May in the US. Duke Nukem Forever will be launched for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC. The game will probably be priced around the £30 - £40 mark, if the sites for Game (opens in new tab) and Amazon.co.uk (opens in new tab) are anything to go by.